Press Release: ​PAGV Applauds Gun Legislation, Implores Senate To Go Further To Prevent Gun Violence

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June 22, 2022


At last, we have bipartisan legislation to address the national crisis of gun violence, and we urge the Senate to pass it into law this week before Congress recesses.

The modest new gun restrictions and important new funding for mental health and school security are common-sense approaches to improving public safety and will help protect our communities from gun violence by giving law enforcement the necessary tools.

Senators Murphy, Cornyn, and their 18 colleagues from both sides of the aisle came together to agree on reasonable measures that will save lives.

It is a good first step, but more must be done.

The Senate must keep working to pass more gun violence prevention measures that address firearms accessibility, such as banning assault weapons and implementing universal background checks.

This crisis transcends politics.

And we are at a moment when people across the nation are so outraged by mass shootings and everyday gun violence that action cannot wait.

We stand ready now, as always, to work with Congress to keep Americans safe and help law enforcement prevent gun violence.


PAGV is an independent coalition of approximately 50 prosecutors from diverse jurisdictions throughout the United States, working toward solutions to end gun violence. The group brings together prosecutors to discuss policies, legislation, and strategies to help prevent and confront gun violence in their jurisdictions.

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